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World New York Times suspends prominent reporter for alleged sexual misconduct
Author: 0 New York Times suspends prominent reporter for alleged sexual misconduct

Mr. Thrush was a reporter at Politico before coming to The Times . The story included allegations from three women, as well as the article's author Laura McGann , who together accused Thrush of "a range of similar experiences" that included unwanted groping and kissing and "hazy sexual encounters that played out under the influence of alcohol".

World Justice Dept. to sue to stop AT&T's $85B Time Warner deal
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Citing an unnamed source close to the matter, Bloomberg reports that the Justice Department has said it will make an antitrust announcement this afternoon, but didn't give any more details. The deal instantly became a political lightning rod. The Justice Department sued on Monday to block AT&T's merger with Time Warner , calling it an "illegal" combination that harms consumers and stifles innovation, DOJ officials said.

World Parliament sitting delayed by a week
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The Lower House was supposed to sit for two weeks from Monday. The schedule means Mr Turnbull may delay a potentially embarrassing showdown with some government MPs, amid speculation they could vote with Labor to demand an inquiry into the nation's banks.

World Illinois, Missouri renew series
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The border rivalry goes back to 1894, with IL holding a 17-7 series advantage. Still, there is something that just feels right about seeing Missouri and IL playing football, and starting in 2026 we will see the Illini and Tigers on an annual basis for four consecutive seasons.

World 3 killed in factory building collapse after fire in Ludhiana
Author: 0 3 killed in factory building collapse after fire in Ludhiana

One person was killed while almost 15 others were feared to be trapped under the debris after a factory manufacturing plastic bags caught fire here today and collapsed, police said. One man at the site said he feared his father was trapped under the debris. Later, Police Commissioner RN Dhoke told local media he had been identified as one of those who had died.

World US Fed chair Yellen to step down once successor swears in
Author: 0 US Fed chair Yellen to step down once successor swears in

Called the "Republican Yellen", Powell, in his fifth year on the Fed's board, has been a reliable backer of her slow tempo of rate increases, as well as her gradual approach to decreasing the central bank's $4.4 trillion hoard of bonds. While she was Federal Reserve chair, the USA economy was recovering from the Great Recession, and she helped steer decisions such as unwinding the massive stimulus measures implemented by her predecessor, Ben Bernanke, to boost the economy.

World Build Mosque In Lucknow's Hussainabad: Shia Board Proposal To Ayodhya Issue
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Mosque can be build in Lucknow , says body. According to the Newspaper, . The chairman of the All India Akhara Parishad, Mahant Narendra Giri, was also present at the media briefing. It was earlier submitted to the Supreme Court on Saturday. The Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board (UPSCWB) said, in the affidavit, that only they are entitled to negotiate and arrive at a peaceful settlement with other remaining stakeholders.

World Drama as Mugabe fails to resign despite pressure
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Tens of thousands of people poured into the streets of the capital Saturday to demand that Mugabe, one of Africa's last remaining liberation leaders, step aside after overseeing the once-prosperous country's economic collapse. The Central Committee accused the first lady of "preaching hate, divisiveness and assuming roles and powers not delegated to the office". Similarly, despite the 2009 dollarisation of the Zimbabwean economy and the US's status as supposedly the world's only ...

World Trump promises Americans 'huge tax cut' for Christmas
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Susan Collins of ME, who says the issue should be dealt with separately. Last week, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said a recent bipartisan compromise aiming to stabilize insurance markets was "important" and would be "particularly so" if the individual mandate was repealed.

World India scraps $500 million dollar weapons deal with Israeli firm
Author: 0 India scraps $500 million dollar weapons deal with Israeli firm

The deal, which was seen a proof of increasing defence cooperation between India and Israel, was expected to be signed soon after price negotiations with Rafael Advanced Defence Systems of Israel were completed previous year. The decision to retract the deal could be a setback to the modernization of the Indian army. The production plant, which is located near the city of Hyderabad, was inaugurated in last August.

World Indonesia's House of Representatives speaker detained
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Novanto, also chairman of Golkar, a major party in Indonesia's governing coalition, has denied any wrongdoing. Attempts to question Setya Novanto took an unexpected twist on Thursday night when he was involved in a vehicle crash and admitted to hospital.

World Pride Center of Vt holds vigil on Transgender Day of Remembrance
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Both organizations contend that the annual tally of 25 homicides may very well be an incomplete total bearing in mind scant police records and local news reports that misidentify transgender victims by not respecting their chosen gender. Mermaids, a charity that supports trans and gender non-conforming children and their families has reported a significant increase in calls to their helpline over the a year ago.

World Released running back Chris Johnson criticizes Cardinals, responds to fans on Twitter
Author: 0 Released running back Chris Johnson criticizes Cardinals, responds to fans on Twitter

He finished the game 22-of-32 for 230 yards with two touchdowns and an interception for the first two-touchdown game of his career. But Gabbert wasn't wrong when he said "that wasn't the deciding factor in the game". Two plays later, Gabbert connected with Larry Fitzgerald on a 20-yard touchdown pass to tie it at 7. "Andre is always inspiring", said Hopkins, whose nine receiving touchdowns lead the NFL.

World Nebraska Officials To Announce Decision On Keystone XL Pipeline
Author: 0 Nebraska Officials To Announce Decision On Keystone XL Pipeline

Ken Winston is an attorney representing environmental groups. TransCanada Corp.'s plan to build a almost 1,200-mile pipeline faces intense opposition from environmental groups, Native American tribes and some landowners. The approved route would follow the path the company prefers through four northern Nebraska counties. "Our movement defeated this pipeline once, and we will do it again".

World Fire breaks out at cosmetics plant in New Windsor
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The Orange County Executive's Office says 33 people, including seven firefighters, have suffered injuries. The response teams include fire protection and air pollution control specialists, 30 state troopers and fire investigators. All injured firefighters are from the nearby city of Newburgh. A press conference is scheduled for 2 p.m.at the town of New Windsor Courtroom. He says firefighters were inside when the second explosion occurred.

World Ireland withdraws bid for hosting European Medicines Agency
Author: 0 Ireland withdraws bid for hosting European Medicines Agency

Sources familiar with the meeting of national ministers from the 27 European Union states other than Britain said Milan had been just two votes short of outright victory in a second round of voting for the EMA, securing 12 votes to 9 for Amsterdam and 5 for Copenhagen, which was knocked out.

World Myanmar, Bangladesh to implement plan to end Rohingya crisis: China
Author: 0 Myanmar, Bangladesh to implement plan to end Rohingya crisis: China

More than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since late August, driven out by a military clearance operation in Rakhine which the United Nations has said amounts to ethnic cleansing. The crisis in northern Rakhine could affect development finance and investor sentiment, although the direct economic impact appears to have been largely localized so far, the International Monetary Fund said.

World Universal Children's Day 2017 celebrated
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Pakistan ratified the convention - which expresses the agreements of the countries which signed it with regards to the rights and status of children - as early as November 1990. The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child formulated over the course of a decade the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, an international binding document with legal validity which anchors the rights of children, signed by most countries.

World Woman with 'F__k Trump' sticker adds new one: 'F__k Troy Nehls'
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CBS News affiliate KHOU-TV reports Karen Fonseca made headlines after Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls threatened to arrest her for displaying the anti-Trump sticker. "A lot of females say I wish I had the balls to do that", she said. Fonseca's daughters also spoke at Monday's press conference. But she said that having children doesn't make you lose your freedom of speech.

World Centrica drops standard variable tariff and calls for industry-wide changes
Author: 0 Centrica drops standard variable tariff and calls for industry-wide changes

British Gas said they will put in more effort to advise customers now on STVs to move to cheaper deals, after claiming only 10 per cent moved to a better tariff when the company contacted them this year to try and influence their choices. But, crucially, it said those customers now on an SVT still had to decide to exit that rolling default charge - leaving its existing SVT customer base locked in to an SVT unless they chose to move.

World Alonso to drive in Sunday's WEC rookie test with Toyota
Author: 0 Alonso to drive in Sunday's WEC rookie test with Toyota

While Sportscar365 also notes that it is unlikely that Toyota will field three entries at the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year, they're still looking for a few possible guests to join them for the longer race-including Fernando Alonso . That said, it appears that he is poised to take on the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the Circuit de la Sarthe. Toyota technical director Pascal Vasselon refused to be drawn on Alonso's long-term involvement with the team but was impressed by the Spaniard's initial ...

World Bradley Byrne: Roy Moore is the voters' decision, not mine
Author: 0 Bradley Byrne: Roy Moore is the voters' decision, not mine

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), went so far as to call for a vote to expel Moore from the Senate should he win the December 12 special election. She did tell her kids what had happened and they were concerned her coming forward could hurt them socially given Moore's prominence in the community.

World Turkeys get their own luxury hotel room before pardoning ceremony
Author: 0 Turkeys get their own luxury hotel room before pardoning ceremony

According to the White House Historical Association , Lincoln's son Tad was particularly fond of a turkey that was meant to be cooked for Christmas - not Thanksgiving - dinner. President Kennedy "pardoned" the bird, sending it back to the farm. This year's ceremony will be held in the White House Rose Garden on Tuesday. Previous presidents have also sent their birds to stay at hotels.

World Dasmunshi's demise irreparable loss to Congress, country: Sonia
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bnaerjee has conveyed her condolence over the death of the Congress leader. "I just received the news of sad demise of former Union Minister, former West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee President and our beloved leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi ", State Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury stated in a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi .

World Saudi, Bahrain target Iran at Arab League meeting
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It's not clear whether Sunday's Arab League meeting will translate into concrete action. According to the members of the panel, the tightening of Yemen's blockade by the Saudi-led coalition and the invocation by Saudi Arabia of paragraph 14 of resolution 2216, which allows United Nations member states to take measures to prevent the transfer of military goods to Houthis, is allegedly an attempt to impede the delivery of humanitarian aid to Yemeni civilians.

World Trump All But Dares Jeff Flake to Vote No on Tax Bill
Author: 0 Trump All But Dares Jeff Flake to Vote No on Tax Bill

Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeGOP rushes to cut ties to Moore Flake on Moore defenders: "This can not be who we are" GOP senators raise concerns over tax plan MORE (R-Ariz.) has yet to make a decision on the upper chamber's tax reform legislation, despite President Trump's Sunday prediction that Flake will vote against the bill.

World Border Patrol agent dies after being injured in Texas
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The men and women of our Border Patrol have an incredibly unsafe and demanding job and they are our most important resource to securing our border". US Customs and Border Protection says Rogelio Martinez, 36, and his partner were injured after responding to activity in the Big Bend Sector while on patrol near Interstate 10 early Sunday, CNN reports.

World AAA Michigan: Statewide average gas prices fall 11 cents
Author: 0 AAA Michigan: Statewide average gas prices fall 11 cents

Over the last week, prices have increased 6.5 cents. According to AAA's gas price monitoring, Winona County's average gas price was around $2.44 per gallon, and lower than the average for Houston and Olmsted Counties. GasBuddy's annual holiday travel survey found that travelers are still expected to travel longer distances despite the higher gas prices. Even across the state of Missouri, prices dropped almost three cents a gallon, and the same in IL.

World Pak interor minister wants more time to end Islamabad's siege
Author: 0 Pak interor minister wants more time to end Islamabad's siege

During the hearing, Justice Siddiqui sought a reply from Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on the government's failure to implement IHC orders. Speaking to reporters here, Mr Iqbal urged the religious group protesters to end their sit-in as the sacred issue was being abused for political purposes.

World Liberman 'Regrets' President's Rejection of Azaria's Appeal for Pardon
Author: 0 Liberman 'Regrets' President's Rejection of Azaria's Appeal for Pardon

After being discharged from the military, Azaria went to prison in August and appealed to the armed forces chief, Lieutenant-General Gadi Eizenkot, to reconsider his sentence, citing the cost to his family of the acrimonious trial. Education Minister Naftali Bennett made a call to Azaria's mother in which he said, "I regret the decision to not pardon Elor", according to The Times of Israel .

World NY woman claims Cuomo ignored sexual harassment complaint
Author: 0 NY woman claims Cuomo ignored sexual harassment complaint

Andrew Cuomo's office about the abuse, but officials ignored or were "deliberately indifferent" toward her, charges the governor's office said were untrue. Cater's allegations also include that she went to the hospital once for stress-related stomach pain and that Hoyt contacted hospital staff about her visit.

World Today FM Has Accepted Al Porter's Resignation
Author: 0 Today FM Has Accepted Al Porter's Resignation

Porter has had a starring role in the seasonal production for the last two years. In his statement , Al Porter explained that he had been unaware of complaints, or of the impact of his conduct - adding that he was truly sorry for any distress he might have caused.

World Watch Pakistani Media Reaction on India Winning Miss World 2017 Crown
Author: 0 Watch Pakistani Media Reaction on India Winning Miss World 2017 Crown

In less than one year, she won the "Miss Campus Princess" title in the medical college in December last year. Referring to Chhillar's achievement Shashi Tharoor initially wrote on Twitter , "What a mistake to demonetise our currency! BJP should have realised that Indian cash dominates the globe: look, even our Chhillar has become Miss World!" after the 20-year-old from Haryana won the world pageant.

World Inside Aaradhya Bachchan's Birthday Party With Her Pal AbRam. Amitabh Bachchan's Pics
Author: 0 Inside Aaradhya Bachchan's Birthday Party With Her Pal AbRam. Amitabh Bachchan's Pics

Amitabh Bachchan had a great time bonding with the kids and even shared a sneak peak of happy moments with his fans. While Aaradhya's close friends Azad Rao Khan (son of Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao), Nitara Kumar (daughter of Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna), Iqra-Shahraan Dutt (kids of Sanjay and Manyaata Dutt) obviously attended the party, Shah Rukh Khan's munchkin Abram also made his debut.

World Three face no action over Gaia Pope death
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The cause of her death was being treated as "unexplained" last night, awaiting a post- mortem examination. On Monday, Dorset police said the three people they had arrested had been released from investigation and no further action would be taken against them.

World Mostly cloudy, chance of snow showers — TODAY'S FORECAST
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Clouds will increase through the afternoon, as will the chance for an isolated rain or snow shower later Monday . Highs on Monday will be in the upper 50s. By mid-morning we will warm back into the 50s, with lots of sunshine for the start of the week! Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Conditions look great for a busy travel day on Wednesday .

World Small plane crashes near Clearwater Airpark
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The pilot and passenger were not injured. Two deputies witnessed a single-engine plane crash Sunday (Nov. 19) morning on Keene Road, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said. The left wing caught a tree as he tried to land, which led the plane to spin and crash. Benedict spotted an area on Keene Road and attempted to land.

World Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe clings to power as deadline passes
Author: 0 Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe clings to power as deadline passes

At least if he goes, we'll have a change of president after so many years of injustice", said Florence, a 34-year-old who declined to give her last name. Our correspondent says the generals have no intention of forcing Mr Mugabe out by the barrel of a gun, and are happy to let the Zanu-PF carry out its procedures, working through impeachment if necessary.

World Turkish capital bans public LGBT events
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According to the newspaper, a German gay film festival was banned on Wednesday, one day before it was due to start, over concerns for "public safety and terrorism risks". Homosexuality has been legal in Turkey since its modern republic was created in 1923, but LGBTI individuals often complain of harassment amid conservatism propagated by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Islamist-rooted AK party.

World Merkel fourth term in doubt as talks fail
Author: 0 Merkel fourth term in doubt as talks fail

But, Merkel says, she "will do everything possible to ensure that this country will be well led through these hard weeks". She said she would consult with Germany's president later in the day to brief him on the negotiations and discuss what comes next.

World Israeli police resume interview of Netanyahu in corruption probe
Author: 0 Israeli police resume interview of Netanyahu in corruption probe

A long-time friend of Netanyahu, Milchan was questioned in September. Over the past several days, two of Netanyahu's closest confidants have been detained for questioning in yet another corruption scandal, known as Case 3000, which centers on the purchase of three submarines from German shipbuilding conglomerate ThyssenKrupp.

World Top Chinese envoy lands in North Korea for talks
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Song arrived in Pyongyang on Friday to inform the North of the outcome of the Communist Party of China (CPC)'s recent party congress, in which Xi cemented his power as he entered his second five-year term. Diplomat Song Tao may now hold the keys to preventing war as tensions between the U.S. and North Korea continue to deteriorate. "The key to easing the situation on the peninsula lies in the hands of Washington and Pyongyang".

World Case Keenum solid in Vikings' win over the Rams in Week 11
Author: 0 Case Keenum solid in Vikings' win over the Rams in Week 11

Los Angeles was 3 of 11 on third down. "When you have guys up front like we do and backers like us, guys like (cornerback Terence Newman) coming in and making plays in the run game, it makes it easier". Harris led the Vikings with seven tackles and broke up a pass, too. The Rams started faster than the speed of light, as they opened the game on a nine-play, 75-yard drive that was capped off by a 6-yard touchdown run from Todd Gurley .

World Japan-based servicemembers hit with alcohol ban after fatal crash on Okinawa
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All military members and US government civilians in Japan are required to attend. "When our service members fail to live up to the high standards we set for them, it damages the bonds between bases and local communities and makes it harder for us to accomplish our mission", US Forces, Japan, said in a statement posted on its website .

World Five injured after scaffolding collapses in Manhattan
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Officials said of the four people injured, two had moderate injuries and the other two suffered minor injuries. A wind advisory was in effect for much of the Northeast on Sunday, stretching from eastern Pennsylvania through central ME, including the New York City metro.

World 7.3 magnitude quake off the coast of New Caledonia
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The PTWC has warned of " hazardous tsunami waves " possible for coasts within 300 km of the epicenter, which puts the Loyalty Islands archipelago, with a population of over 17,000, within range. New Caledonia is located in the " ring of fire", an area of tectonic around the Pacific, which gives rise to frequent tremors and volcanic eruptions.

World Bahrain FM calls on Arab nations to confront Iran
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CAIRO , Nov 19 (Reuters) Saudi Arabia and other Arab foreign ministers criticised Iran and its Lebanese Shi " ite ally Hezbollah at an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday, calling for a united front to counter Iranian interference". The observers have also doubt about the coalition's claim that Iran is arming Yemeni Houthis with missiles. "Iran's aggressive policies have pushed the global community to classify it as the number one sponsor of terrorism in the world", the Saudi foreign ...

World 'I played dead': Meryl Streep recalls horrific assault
Author: 0 'I played dead': Meryl Streep recalls horrific assault

Meryl Streep says the two times in her life she dealt with violence were so profound it changed her "on a cellular level". "And I was lucky because my instincts served me well", Streep said. Ms Streep then described another incident when someone else was being abused. "This comes in very handy in investigative journalism but also in acting".